Boise Man Charged With Mall Attack on Two Women


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Gregory Macho, 31, is charged with aggravated battery and battery.

Boise Police announced this morning that they had arrested a man early today in connection with an attack on two women May 14 in the parking lot of the Boise Town Square Mall.

31-year-old Gregory Macho of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony counts of kidnappng, battery with intent to commit a serious felony, aggravated battery and destruction of evidence.

Macho is being held on $2 million bond.

"It was a community effort to solve this crime," said Deputy Police Chief William Bones. "The officers who worked this case have contacted literally hundreds of people, followed dozens of leads and put in many long hours developing the evidence that led to this morning's arrest."

Macho was taken into custody at his home overnight. Police said he lives within a mile of where the crime occurred. Officers have also taken custody of Macho's pickup truck as evidence in the crime.

Police said sexual assault was the likely motive behind the attack of a woman in the mall parking lot. During the attack, another woman in the parking lot offered assistance which officers believe caused the suspect to flee. As he was leaving the scene in his pickup, police said the suspect intentionally swerved and struck the second woman, causing significant traumatic injuries.


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